Tour de France, Le-The Ultimate Collection-Extras Disc (2008)

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Released 17-Jun-2008

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Sports None
Rating ?
Year Of Production 2008
Running Time 86:44
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up ?
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor
SBS
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case ?
RPI ? Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio Varies
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio Varies Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits Yes, During second feature

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Plot Synopsis

This is the eleventh and last disc of a new 11 disc box set called Le Tour de France - The Ultimate Collection 2003-2007 from Madman Entertainment. The set includes all the highlights releases for 2003 - 2007 along with an extra disc of documentaries, which is the subject of this review. The extras disc includes two documentaries totalling about 90 minutes. They are:

Overall, this disc is a good addition to the set.

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Transfer Quality

Video

The video quality is very good.

The first feature is presented at 1.33:1 and the second at 1.78:1 16x9 enhanced.I assume these would be the original aspect ratio although some older footage in the second feature has been cropped.

The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout, despite some graininess.

The colour was very good with no colour artefacts.

From an artefacts perspective, there was some minor aliasing.

There are no subtitles.

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Audio

The audio quality is good.

This DVDs contain one audio option, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.

Dialogue was clear and easy to understand.

The surround speakers added some atmosphere when played using Dolby ProLogic II.

The subwoofer was not used.

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Extras

Menu

The menu was simple but functional.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

This disc is only available in Region 4.

Summary

A couple of extra features to round out an 11 disc set.

The video quality is very good.

The audio quality is good.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
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Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
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SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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